More than 100 people gathered to celebrate a ribbon cutting for the James Austin Center on the morning of March 24th. The fully integrated center includes a licensed clinical social worker, a nurse and a practice manager. They accept Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. Dallas Britt, RockinghamNow.com, March 30, 2016
The deadline to apply for the 2016 New Rural: Innovations in Rural Health Award is April 29. Watch below to learn more about what thinking big and thinking rural means to us. We want to hear from you! No idea is off limits, and you could win $25,000.
We are pleased to announce that the Great Expectations website is now live. The site includes information about the initiative’s focus areas and priorities, current grantee projects, ways to engage with the work, and more. The website can be accessed at http://greatexpectationsforsyth.org/.
Halifax Regional has opened the Roanoke Valley Diabetes Resource Center funded by a two-year grant totaling $175,000 from the Trust. The infusion of funds will positively impact diabetes education and support, along with improve access to available resources across Halifax and Northampton Counties. Lance Martin, RRSpin.com, March 24, 2016
MDC representatives Stephanie Saunders and Jenna Braun visited Beaufort County Community College on March 15 to review the progress made by the college’s Beau-Fitt program. BCCC Blog, Washington Daily News, March 22, 2016
What looks like something James Bond might use on a secret mission is bringing telemedicine to students on McDowell Technical Community College’s campus. Landdis Hollifield, mcdowellnews.com, March 21, 2016
Five model outdoor learning environments are now open for learning 365 days a year, thanks to the new open use policy and collaboration with the school systems, counties, community partners and funding from the Trust. Henrietta Zalkind, Rocky Mount Telegram, March 19, 2016
Healthy Places NC, an initiative of the Trust to improve health care in six rural counties, has a new program officer at the helm in Beaufort County. Caroline Hudson, Washington Daily News, March 15, 2016